I thought I would just do a quick post about a local animal rescue charity ( based near Settle in Yorkshire ) which is heart breakingly having to close due to financial reasons. Two of my dear friends run it and they are absolutely devestated that this has to happen.Their priority is of course that the animals they have can be rehomed to loving secure homes where they wont be in any danger of being mistreated or sold on. Their charity is called The Great British Farm Project. and they have a Facebook page .
Here is where I share five things that have made me smile or that I have enjoyed over the past seven days. 🙂 My Thursday Favourites.
Shetland ~ TV Series
An atmospheric scandi influenced but still homegrown crime drama, returned to our screens this tuesday eve. Loving it so far. Well worth a watch ~ not only for the rugged and remote Shetland scenery.
This bright and cheery spring flower that my blog is named after is blooming in adundance now the sunshine is here.
A Preston Poodle Wins Crufts.
This rather regal looking Standard Poodle has become the 2014 Crufts champion. And deservedly so! I smiled when in an interview his owner confessed that ‘Ricky’s ‘ favourite pass times included sleeping on his owners bed and routeing in the bin. Just like any other dog then. 🙂
The Great British Farm Project Charity Auction.
My friends Tracy and Stephen run a farm animal rescue charity near Settle in Yorkshire called The Great British Farm Project. At the moment they have a lovely charity auction going ahead on their facebook page ( see link above) to raise money for the animals. Kind people are donating bits and bobs for the auction. ( I shall have to donate a tea cup candle! ).And I have my eye on these pretty vintage china brooches. Go check it out. 🙂
Team GB Winter Paralympics.
Enjoying the Winter Olympics on TV. Thoroughly amazed by the blind skiing. How do they do it! Well done to Team GB. 🙂 Below are Kelly Gallagher and her guide Charlotte Evans who won Britains first ever Gold on the slopes.
Helloo there its been another perfect summers day here in sunny Lancashire. Or should that be Yorkshire and Cumbria too ? I’ve managed to visit all three counties in one day today ! This morning we drove over to Clapham in the Dales. The pretty village with its meandering brook was holding its annual Street Fair and Duck Race. There were classic cars and a Jazz band too. And I bought some pretty crimson rose covered teacups and saucers to make into candles for 30p each. Happy Girl Me ! Not used to finding such bargains these days. I also bagged a Mr Men Snakes and Ladders game for my nephew and niece for £1 and three darling vintage brooches for 20p each. Such treasures 🙂
About ten miles up the road from Clapham village is the historic Cumbrian market town of Kirkby Lonsdale. We parked at Devils bridge which spans the river Lune and walked along the river bank into town via the steep Radical Steps ( 86 steps….not that I counted!) Kirkby Lonsdale has plenty of lovely little gift shops,boutiques and cafes. We had yummy Ice creams from Emma’s Teashop in the market square. I can highly recommend the Lemon Curd flavor 🙂
On the way home we thought we would bob and see some friends who live in the middle of a Forest. They run a farm that rescues and rehomes rare breeds, called The Great British Farm Project. I don’t know why I was soo amazed to find they really do live in the middle of a forest as I follow Tracy’s lovely blog OLIVE AND HARRY which is full of amazing tales and gorgeous pictures of their farm and mad menagerie. But after trudging through a mile of forestry mountain bike trails, clutching a jar of marmalade from the street fair, we spied their little farm and were greeted by a handful of whippets and Tracy. 🙂
We were then introduced to some of the happy rescue animals. I wish I had taken more pictures!
It was great to see how well all the animals are doing and what a good job Tracy and Stephen do at looking after them all. 🙂 If you wish to know more about the farm look Here.
Thank you to all the people who entered my Teacup Candle Give Away which was in honor of my Blogs 1st Birthday. The winner has been drawn randomly from a teacup.
Emma from the blog High Heels and Glitter ~ you have won the teacup candle !
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